Sri Lanka Cricket security delegation to visit Pakistan in August

A Sri Lanka Cricket security delegation will travel to Pakistan in August cricket

A Sri Lanka Cricket security delegation will travel to Pakistan in August

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A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) security delegation will travel to Pakistan in August to assess whether it will be possible for the national team to tour the country for a two-Test series in October.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) want the two Tests, which will be part of the inaugural ICC Test Championship, to be played in Karachi and Lahore.

As a result, PCB spokesman Sami-ul-Hasan told The Associated Press that the SLC security delegation will visit both Karachi and Lahore in order to “inspect and discuss matters relating to security”.

Pakistan have not held a Test match in their backyard since the Sri Lankan team’s bus was attacked by armed gunmen in March 2009.

Since then, the national team have played all their home games in the United Arab Emirates.

However, international cricket has slowly begun trickling back into the country as Sri Lanka played a Twenty20 International in Lahore in October 2017, while the West Indies played a three-match Twenty20 series in Karachi in April 2018.

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